Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

Synopsis: A new batch of recruits arrives at Police Academy, this time a group of civilian volunteers who have joined Commandant Lassard's new Citizens on Patrol program. Although the community relations project has strong governmental support, a disgusted Captain Harris is determined to see it fail.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Jim Drake
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Take it, brother.

Let me break you.

Man, that was funky.


-Well, I guess the meeting's started.

-Howdy, sir?

-Mahoney! Jones!

Thank you, Sweetchuck.

I've had the most wonderful news

about my new program.

-What new program is that, sir?

-My citizens on patrol.

I call it C.O.P. for short.

Has a nice policey ring to it,

don't you think?

What is C.O.P., sir?

What is the most frustrating thing

about police work?

-Not being able to carry hand grenades.

-Separate locker rooms, sir.

Icky blue uniforms.

I always thought

that the most frustrating thing was that...

we couldn't be everywhere at once

to solve every crime.

So the public ends up

thinking of us as enemies.

Wouldn't it be wonderful

if we could all be friends?

Officer Mahoney, please come in.

Have some lemonade. I love lemonade.

-Not too tart, not--

-Too sweet, just good.

So C.O.P. is

a community action program, sir.

-Like Neighborhood Watch?

-More. Much more!

We show the community that we care.

We train volunteers in crime detection,

in first-aid and....

-And it's a great idea, sir.

-But we need citizen support.

With all this neighborhood crime,

I'm sure you'll get it.


-Right. What if we were to....

What was that?

I believe brother Sweetchuck

is suggesting...

we recruit in our old neighborhood.

Excellent. We have the full support

of the Mayor...

and best of all, the Governor of the state

wants me to unveil the program...

at the end of

the International Police Seminar...

next month in England.

While I attend the seminar...

you, my good friends...

will put C.O.P. into action.

It will change community relations

all around the world.

The Lassard Method.

It rolls nicely off the tongue,

don't you think?

Hi! What did I miss?


Capt. Harris,

Police Commissioner Hurst is here.

You want to see him?

No. Send him packing.

Yes, sir.


-Yes, sir?

Send the Commissioner in immediately.

-I thought you said to send him packing.


Yes, sir.



-You have a problem, Capt. Harris?

-Yes, sir.

Commissioner, I am extremely concerned

with this memorandum from Lassard...

about his C.O.P. program.

Citizens doing police work?

An asinine idea.

If this goes through, no policeman's job,

no policeman's paycheck, will be safe.

Are you through, Captain?

The Governor of this state thinks

that this program is absolutely brilliant.

So until he changes his mind,

that's what you and I think, too.


-Yes, sir.


You were right.

You should have sent him packing.

I don't give a damn

what the Governor or the Mayor thinks.

Lassard's program is a mistake...

and anyone who thinks otherwise

is wrong.

Pure and simple.

Don't touch those!

Don't you ever touch my balls

without asking!

You're gonna have to leave.

I'll call the police. I mean it.

Okay, I'm going. I'm out of here.

Wait a minute. I am the police.

-No, you're not.

-That's me. I'm here to speak about C.O.P.

I'm sorry. I didn't....

Without the uniform on--

Regular human clothes

make people more comfortable.

Hi, ladies. Let's do some poetry!

I got to go to my in-laws'

for dinner tonight.

You want to come?

Officer Hightower,

I'm here to join the new C.O.P. Program.

Do I know you?

Yeah, you used to

bounce me on your knee.

-I did?

-Yeah. Little Tommy Conklin.

-But now they call me House.

-Tommy Conklin.

Sure. Welcome aboard.

You can register right over there.

"Blind mouth that scare themselves

"know how to hold a sheep-hook

"Or have learned aught else at least

"that to the faithful Herdsmans

art belongs! "

That was exciting.

We have an Officer Zed,

who's here to tell us...

a little bit about a new police program.

So won't you....

Thank you very much.

I'm sorry.

I'm an emotional, sensitive guy...

and that part about the sheep-hook

just tore my heart right out.

I have my own poem

that I prepared for you today.

"Gene, Gene made a machine...

"and Joe, Joe made it go.

"l blew a fart

and blew the whole damn thing apart."

What is he saying?

I didn't write it.

Okay, I'd like to talk to you

about what we're here for...

and that's for me to pitch

the new C.O.P. program to you.

Perhaps a few of you ladies

might be interested in it.

So the bartender asked the organ grinder,

"Hey, does your monkey sing any opera?"

And I said, "Nope.

"But if you hit me on the head,

I'll sing Yankee Doodle. "

It's so nice to have my family

all back together again.

-Can you pass the lettuce, Pop?

-Sure, honey. Here you go.

-Thanks, Pop.

-You're welcome. Hey, listen...

did I tell you I'm gonna join

that Citizen On Patrol thing?

That would be a great idea.

I'd be proud to have you at the precinct.

I'll take some more greens, Bud.



I don't think you should sign up.

There are already three of us on the force.

-It's going to look like favoritism.

-That's not it.

That's not it at all. You just don't think

I'm fast enough anymore, do you?

I don't think that's it, do you, Tack?

It has nothing to do with being fast.

Now, that was fast.

You know, that was fast.

But that's hard.

Excuse me.

I think Bud hurt Pop's feelings.

Oh, you two.

Oh, well, who wants pie?

-I was just trying to help.

-You hurt my arm.

-I'll hand the rest out. Hi.


Could I interest you

in the new citizens program?

-No, I don't think so.

-No, thanks.

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Neal Israel

Neal Israel is an American actor, screenwriter, film and television producer and director best known for his comedic work in the 1980s for films such as Police Academy, Real Genius, and Bachelor Party. more…

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